Unhide your files from any storage

Have you heard the virus called "Shortcut Virus"? These type off
virus is scattered all over the world by using a Pen/Flashdrive
inserted to one infected computer to another. There are times
when certain folders or files got missing but in other cases the
files are simple hidden, it happens everytime when you plugged it
again to other computer, it will create a shortcut files and when
you click, it will open another window and the virus are
scattered to a clean computer. This might be quite troublesome,
especially if you're not sure how to make those files can be
visible again.

On that case the files are not deleted they are hidden by some-
kind of viruses (Shortcut virus). If you format the drive then
all the data will be deleted. (Try my first tutorial about
recover deleted files for you to retrieved what has been deleted - How to recover deleted files.)

On this tutorial we will recover your hidden files, just follow
the process below, you wont be needing to format your drive, it's
simple. The process works well on all Windows version Operating
System (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 etc..)

Tutorial # 1:
Use Command Prompt (cmd).

Step 1:
Press the Start button on your keyboard or click the Start button
in your screen (for windows 7 or higher Operating System press
the "Window" icon, lower left corner).

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Step 2:
Type on search bar "cmd" (without quote) or
Click "Run" or press "Windows key + R" it will show the Run
window then type "cmd".
Any option will do so it's your choice.

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Step 3:
(We assumed that the Pen/Flashdriv or any storage devices are
connected/inserted to your computer/laptop.)
Check on My Computer or Computer (for Windows 7 or higher) if the
drive is visible. Check for the drive name (Please see below
image for further understanding).

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Step 4:
On Command Prompt:
type the drive name of your Pen/Flashdrive or any with a colon.
Just like this "F:" (without quote)

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Step 5:
Once you're on the correct drive, type the following code:
"attrib *.* -h -s /s /d" (without quote) and hit Enter.
Refer to image below.
Kindly wait, this may take a while depending on the capacity of
your storage (for my tutorials my Flashdrive's capacity is only
4GB for speedy process).

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What is an attrib: attrib is a DOS command to change the
attribute of files and folders using command prompt. The symbols
+ and – are used to set and clear the attrib respectively.

S – System file attributes
H – Hidden file attributes.

Step 6:
When the Command Prompt shows the drive you selected the process
is complete. You can now view the files and folders that were
previously hidden.

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Most of the solution over the internet is just like this. I made
a batch file for you guys who are tired of doing the first

Download this batch file Unhide-files.bat - Click Here!

Here's the source code guys:

@echo off

attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*

attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*

attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d Drive-Name:*.*

@echo complete

Once you've downloaded the batch file edit it with notepad,
change the "Drive-Name" to your selected drive for example:
"attrib -h -s -r -a /s /d F:*.*" (without quote)

Once done, kindly check your drive.

Watch my video about this tutorial.


There are other ways to solve this issue, in my tutorial I gave a simpler solutions. Once you completed this steps, I'm sure you're now ready when it happened again. You don't need a premium antivirus for this kind of virus, we have the simple ways to resolved this.

If you find this tutorial helpful, please leave comments below, share it to your friends on social media. Thank you.

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